Very simple chicken curry using curry powder

Updated: Nov 17, 2019

Making a curry looked like more effort than I felt like exerting on this day. I googled how to cheat and now I have fallen in love with this tasty curry!

I love a good chicken curry and I think most of us do. I do not, however enjoy slaving in the kitchen for hours. As someone who lives alone, curries are a great go to meal when they are quick, because they are also freezable. And the freezer is definitely our friend, when we are only cooking #mealsforone. This particular chicken curry packs in great flavour and has an awesome kick. It is easily customisable which we also love as I do not want to have to follow a recipe exactly - that requires way too much attention.

So here is what you will need (with links to the ones I used):

Prep time: 20-30mins

I have adapted this recipe and method from a good video here that you can also reference.


Chop onions and fry in a little bit of oil until translucent.

Add the curry powder (and any other herbs or spices) and fry lightly for a few seconds. I add a lot of curry powder, 3-4 heaped tablespoons.

Add the chopped chicken breasts into the pan and ensure the onions and curry powder coat the chicken completely. Let fry for a couple of minutes.

Blend the tomatoes (you could also just chop the tomatoes and throw them in there) and add the mixture to the pan.

Cook until the sauce has thickened and the oil has risen to the top of the pan. This takes about 20-30 mins for me.

Making it last

As I mentioned, we like to freeze meals around here. I tend to make this recipe stretch 3-4 times if I am serving it with rice. Once the curry has cooled down a bit (and lets be honest, once I have stuffed my face!), I will portion the rest out into small freezer bags which I think are perfect for one serving. The trick is to fold the sides over so you can scoop the curry in and then smooth the bag out flat to let out all the air. I then stack the bags on top of each other in the freezer.

When you fancy a curry again, you can pop a bag into the fridge to defrost over night or warm it up slowly on the hob.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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